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Imla impetus

At last, the silent trade body has begun making noises, insisting it will make its voice heard and campaign for members and advisers.

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association admits it has been too quiet but with ex-CML director general Peter Williams now its first executive director, it wants to work much closer with the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries and the wider market.

Brokers will be encouraged, although the same promises were made last year. The difference this time is Williams, not only because of his stature but because he is the first member of staff that can dedicate his time to Imla. Intermediary lenders are the lifeblood of the broking sector so a strong voice and campaigning on behalf of members and, by implication, brokers, can only benefit the market.

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